Anatolia, 10th–7th cents. BC
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The map covers the so-called Dark Ages, a time during which – as far as we know – at least western and central Asia Minor were scriptless until the 8th cent. This period saw the emergence of the Phrygian and Lydian kingdoms, the only verified major kingdoms in the western half of Asia Minor before the rise of the Persian Achaemenids. For Anatolia the two empires also …

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Wittke, A.-M., “Anatolia, 10th–7th cents. BC”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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